Why Is Our Era’s Greatest Art Movement Missing from the Whitney Biennial?

by Paddy Johnson

Why Is Our Era’s Greatest Art Movement Missing from the Whitney Biennial?

 

In this year’s Whitney Biennial, the only bit of Internet art on display could easily be missed. It’s a command line that looks like this:

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It appears in a scene near the end of Andrew Bujalski’s black-and-white feature film Computer Chess, screening in the Whitney’s second-floor film and video gallery. The repeated command streams down the left side of a computer’s screen, mimicking the scene’s rainstorm and echoing its grim mood. It’s a death scene, and that expressionless emoticon sums up the nuts of bolts of a movie about the differences between programmed behavior and human behavior. [...]

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